Russian-Born Composer Igor Stravinsky Died on This Day in 1971 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 - aged 88

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Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 – aged 88.

He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th Century – his signature works including the ballets ‘The Firebird’, ‘Petrushka’ and ‘The Rite of Spring’.

Stravinsky has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was posthumously awarded a Grammy Award, for Lifetime Achievement – and was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century.

 

PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA | STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | ANDRES OROZCO-ESTRADA & FRANKFURT RADIO SYMPHONY

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